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DePuy ASR Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit

DePuy ASR Hip Recalls, Complications, Lawsuits & Settlements

Here is a list of the countries in which DePuy, the corporation that manufactures the ASR Hip Replacement, has recalled its device:

Australia Canada China France Germany India Malaysia The Netherlands New Zealand Russia Singapore South Korea Thailand United Kingdom United States

That’s 15 countries, some of which have notoriously lax standards for product liability. Yet, even in countries that offer fewer consumer protections to their citizens, DePuy recalled its ASR Hip Replacement device.

That’s because the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement is a clear and present danger.

Not even five years

Most of those recalls – which DePuy insists were “voluntary” – took place around 2010. That was when it became clear that the ASR Hip Replacement was failing at very high rates, even in people whose hip replacement surgery had taken place less than five years earlier.

That’s a remarkably high and remarkably serious failure rate. We expect even high-use, semi-durable goods – t-shirts, shower caddies, spatulas – to last well more than five years. Hip replacements are supposed to be permanent.

So what happened with the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement device?

What happened was bad design and bad construction.

The ASR is a metal-on-metal device. Both the ball and the socket of the device are made of a cobalt-and-chromium alloy. Every time you move your leg, these two metal components rub against each other, releasing tiny fragments of toxic heavy metals into your bloodstream.

The toxic metal fragments that the ASR releases into the bloodstream can cause a wide range of medical problems, including but not limited to:

• pain • inflammation • infection • swelling • reduced mobility • a toxic condition called metallosis

In the worst cases, the fragments of toxic metals in the bloodstream can cause tissue death, neurological damage, and even blindness.

The failure of an ASR Hip Replacement device can create a need for additional surgeries. And no surgery is risk-free.

Full knowledge of the dangers

The worst part of the ASR Hip Replacement case is that DePuy, the device’s maker, knew all along that the ASR posed serious, even fatal, health risks.

But they manufactured and sold it anyway. Why? Because there’s a lot of money to be made in selling hip replacement devices, patients’ health be damned. This is negligence, pure and simple, and it has put people’s lives in danger.

We think it’s time that patients get that money back – and then some.

The attorneys at believe that if your health has suffered as a result of a DePuy ASR Hip Replacement, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

DePuy has lost numerous hip replacement lawsuits, to the tune of nearly $2 billion. And this is a company with deep pockets.

If your health has been compromised by the DePuy ASR or DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement device, let the expert attorneys of help you seek justice and fair compensation.

We will work tirelessly to advocate for your health.

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